Cotswold's seven wonders named
TOURISTS have yet another reason to visit the Cotswolds after the region’s seven wonders were named.
The Cotswold Conservation Board (CCB), the organisation responsible for managing the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), put together a list of 80 historic sites, buildings, attractions and landscape earlier this year in a bid to find the region’s seven wonders.
The full list, which was headed by the National Arboretum at Westonbirt Arboretum, was released this week.
The other wonders to make the list are 19th century Woodchester Mansion and Park, the Cotswold Way national trail, and the Jurassic limestone which forms the basis of buildings and dry-stone walls throughout the region. Stroud Farmer’s Market and The Rollright Stones on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border have also made the list.
Westonbirt Arboretum spokesman Katrina Podlewska said she was delighted the attraction had been recognised in the list.
“The arboretum is one of the Cotswolds' most famous attractions and has a place in many people's hearts because of its beauty and history,” she added.
CCB information and interpretation officer Nicola Greaves said she was delighted by the response to the campaign.
“The final list is a very interesting one which represents some of the Cotswolds' most distinctive features which we plan to use to create some new ‘wonder walks’ to help more people access and enjoy our beautiful Cotswolds landscape,” she added.